Oct 272015
 
 October 27, 2015  Business, Surveillance

Sean Lawless of Robinson & Cole writes:

With the release of Android 6.0, code name Marshmallow, Google has mandated that OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) enable full disk encryption. Google is requiring that the feature be enabled as part of the ‘out of box experience’ for customers setting up new mobile devices. Google previously attempted to do the same for Android 5.0, code name Lollipop, but due to performance issues on some manufacturer’s devices, eased their requirement. Regarding Android 6.0, even if the customer skips setting the secure lockscreen, the device will encrypt using a default PIN.

Apple has mandated partial or full disk encryption since iOS version 8.

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